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crime is the absence of any evidence to say otherwise. >> police detained her travel partner. >> sources say -- >> reporter: baez says news today," big blue deja vu. the new york giants celebrate a second super bowl victory over the new england patriots in four years. tuesday tussle. republican presidential hopefuls set their sights on colorado and minnesota. and crowning achievement. england's queen elizabeth celebrates 60 years on the throne. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with a giant win. the new york giants defeated the new england patriots last night at the super bowl in
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indianapolis right here on nbc in a thrilling game that wasn't decided until the game's very last game. here's nbc's mario solis. good morning. four years ago the giants needed a remarkable catch and a late touchdown to beat the patriots to win the super bowl. last night it was day shah ju all over again or should i say day ja blue. giants trailing late in the fourth when eli manning hits mario manning ham. somehow, some way he makes the catch and stays inbound to keep the drive alive. that sets up this. lamont bradshaw with minute to play. giants rally once again to beat the pats in super bowl 46, 21-17. we'll have much more on the giants super bowl win ahead in sports. for now, back to you, lynn. elsewhere mitt romney hopes to keep his winning streak alive as the republican presidential con tenltders move on from
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nevada. after a big loss to romney saturday, newt gingrich says he's still charging ahead with his campaign. nbc's brian mooar joining us from washington with the latest. brian, good morning. >> good morning, lynn. the story within the story is that las vegas is still counting caucus votes. with 90% of the voting in, mitt romney has a big win, right around 50%. newt gingrich coming in second with 21. ron paul right behind with 19%. it's not just that mitt romney won. it's how he won. a broad-based coalition of the very conservative, which chips away newt gingrich's argument that he is the conservative candidate. at this point gingrich looking to count up as many delegates he has rather than win a lot of states. another chance tomorrow as colorado, minnesota, and missouri hold their presidential contest. but mihm at this point looking every bit the front-runner. ron paul had counted on the caucus states.
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he is in trouble now, as is rick santorum, who finished fourth place in nevada. lynn? >> brian mooar for us there in washington. brian, thanks so much. well, the two-year long story of a missing mother took a horrifying twist yesterday in washington state after a powerful house explosion killed three in what authorities are saying is a deliberate act. more now from nbc's francis kuo very earlier in the day a social worker with child protective services had arrived with powell'sing two sons. the house exploded killing powell and both of the children. police say this is no accident. >> we believe it was intentional start of the fire because it was scheduled visitation. >> reporter: this is just the latest twist in a two-year long saga in the search of susan powell, josh's missing wife.
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she was reported missing. her husband told detectives he had taken the 2 and 4-year-old sons camping. detectives could never approve or dispreev his story and he became a person of in interest in the case. for months on end they searched the powells' neighborhood even isolated areas, hoping to find a trace of the 28-year-old mother. he told the press susan may have run off with another man but her family called the accusations ludicrous saying she's never leave her children. last september josh powell's father was arrested for several charges. following that arrest, custody of the powell children who had been living in the same house was given to susan's parents. just days ago the judge denied josh powell's attempt to regain custody of the children. now a tragic end with no real answers and a community and family in mourning.
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frances kuo, nbc news. >> now for a look at other stories making news early today in america. it's hard to believe no one was seriously hurt after a small plane crashed into a montana home. three people were aboard. witnesses say the plane hit some trees before slamming into the house. the homeowner was there at the time, but everyone walked away from the crash. in wisconsin a propane explosion was captured on video. >> oh, my god! >> now, it happened at a propane facility near madison after a truck driver filling his tanker had a malfunction which caused the hose to break lose. the blast shook the ground for miles around, but no one was injured. in california, a car dealership left the motor running on a toyota camry and then left it alone. a man walking by took full advantage making sure no one was around before he just took off with the car.
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police chased the man until he crash and kept going for another block until he was captured. and, finally, proof that even black magic couldn't save the new england patriots last night. sorry guys. a group of which, where else, salem, massachusetts, tried to cast a victory spell on the team. they've had an inflatable tom brady watching ore them. but in the end, only the giants had the winning spirit or spirits. and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist todd santos. he has your weather channel forecast. good morning. bill has a little time off or super bowl hangover maybe. >> isn't that the big deal. people are going to be calling in sick? >> probably. don't get suspicious. >> not at all. bill at least scheduled this one. i want to at least take a look across the country. a fairly quiet setup for this monday, which is great news for those of you kind of dragging yourself into work. but there are only a few areas
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where we're dealing with a little bit of light snow in the northeast, maine and south florida with showers during the day time. you notice some activity. some of it at least coming down in the form of light snow this morning. i did mention snow in the northeast. not an issue through any of the big cities. even burlington, vermont, a flowery at best. some of the accumulations through southern portions of quebec. a few spots down east maine. a system that could actually develop into a sub tropical system over the next couple of days, a sub tropical depression. certainly keep that one in mind. meanwhile here's a look at the region. let's check out your local forecast. boston, mass, coming in at 47 degrees. may be able to get to around 50 by the afternoon. sunshine across the area. raleigh, north carolina, still temperatures in the 50s. beautiful numbers. likely to last at least through
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the first half of this week. so, you know, at least for the most part, lynn, we start off today on theed my side of things. later in the week we'll talk about a cooldown. also coming up, job numbers are looking up, france will still fly, and why a giant super bowl victory may be good for your stocks. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, a bunch of relative unknowns knock off the big screen big name at the box office. you're watching "early today."
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good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. western and arab states are voicing outrage after russia and china vetoed a resolution that would have backeden an arab plan urging syria's president to give up power. secretary of state clinton
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called the veto a travesty. the son of transportation secretary ray lahood is among 19 americaning facing trial in an egyptian criminal court for allegedly being involved in banned activities. egypts military rulers accuse foreign hands of being behind protests against them. meanwhile egypts military government promising to move out the president. sails as clashes increase. demonstrators were hurling rocks and broken tiles. and england's queen ee liz bektd celebrates 60 years today. she said she felt deeply moved by the support shown for the anniversary. two official photographs were released to mark the occasion. and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,862 after rising 156 points on friday. the s&p climbed 19 points.
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the nasdaq rose 45. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei gained 97 points while in hong kong the hang seng added 47. the surprisingly strong jobs data on friday and a few important economic reports could keep the markets continuing their surge this week. coca-cola will report earnings this week, along with more than 60 other s&p 500 stocks including disney. and we'll hear from ben bernanke in a session tuesday. the unemployment rate falling to 8.3% is likely good for asia pushing for consumer products. there's a deadline for state officials to sign on a landmark multi billion dollar assessment for foreclosure abuses. >> the department of homeland security might get the power to regulate the cyber security if companies in critical industries
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like electricity and water. boeing is inspecting its newest plane, the 787 dreamliner for cargo problems. china has banned its airlines for paying charges for carbon emissions imposed by the european union which took effect last month. air france says it plans to maintain more than 80% of its flights as they start a walkout. three political figures in greece walked out but will resume negotiations today. and wall street may be happy with the giants' super bowl win since the so-called super bowl indicator supposedly means that since an nfc team won, the stock market will produce significant gains for the year. all right. we'll take that. coming up, the most reluctant winning touchdown in super bowl history, and hear
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from both the winning and losing quarterbacks. plus, this was the play that kept the giants going and took the win out of new england's sails. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. at least when it comes to travel weather today, we're all winter. we'll talk about that coming up. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you're just waking up this is "early today." in sports, of course, as we mentioned, the new york giants are nl championships after defeating the new england patriots after last night's super bowl. here here's nbc's mario solis with a look at all your sports headlines. >> hello again. the giants are super bowl champs, and they did it in dramatic fashion with another late rally against brady and the patriots. super bowl xlvi, the first to ever be played in indy and the second bowl to start the scoring with a safety. called for intentional grounding in the end zone. up two. moments later add seven more. eli manning to his favorite target. victor cruz. giants up, 9-0 after one. new england cutting the lead to six with a field goal, and then tom brady caps off a 98-yard drive with a touchdown to danny
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wood head after madonna was done doing her thing at halftime, tom brady goes back to work in third, connecting with aaron hernandez in the middle. the pats flex their muscle and take a 17-9 lead. the giants would stick around with a pair of field goals, and we now move to the fourth. new york down two, needing a first down. manning tosses one up to manning hamilton and he catches it. he hauls it in. that's a remarkable catch down the sidelines. the longest play of the super bowl, and the g-men were back to business. under a minute to play, the pats let bradshaw score the go-ahead touchdown. giants up 17 with the pats needing a miracle. last play of the game, it falls and completes. a thrilling end to super bowl xlvi, eli manning wins the mvp award as the giants hold on to beemt the patriots, 21-17. >> i'm proud of the guys, proud of the team, the way we fought all year. never got discouraged, kept our
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faith, kept our confidence, and just fought to the very end. >> i'll keep coming to this game and keep trying. i'd rather come to the game and lose than not get here. hopefully we'll be back at some point. we had a great year. we just didn't make enough plays today. >> that's your look at sports on "early today." i'm mario solis. well, harrison ford going back 30 years for his next film. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, don't each and every one of the men and women fighting overseas deserve their own personal parade? you're watching "early today."
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welcome back to "early today." a quick look at that disturbance through south florida. there it is making its way across south florida. could be a good rainmaker. to the north could see a few light showers but it's mainly across the frontal boundary. western colorado a lit bit of snow and off the coast. the real activity shows up in time for tomorrow. if you're watching us in pt, examine the legended behind the heroic battle fields at the tall tales & truth at the fort pitt museum. here's a look at this morning's entertainment headlines. the guy films don't usually do
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so well on super bowl weekend. not this weekend. "chronicled" debuted at number one taking in over $22 million. the ghost story "the woman in black" featuring harry potter star daniel radcliffe and appealing to a large female audience finished a close second with $21 million. both landed on the all-time top list for super bowl weekend debuts. the weekend's opening familyfully. "big miracle" finished in fourth. harrison fords is in talks to appear in a sequel to his 1982 hit "blade runner." gerard is set to star in a film inspired by the sex scandal former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn. and finally soccer star david beckham admits he was recently kicked off the field at his kids' soccer game after he complained to a referee who reject add 7-year-old. i don't know. that's got to be pretty
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intimidating seeing david beckham on the sidelines for a referee. >> is he following the little tots league now? >> he's got young kids so they're probably playing in the game. a little intimidatinintimidatin this coming to us from wcau nc 10 in philadelphia where in a town in new jersey it was a different kind of a sunday for one particular corporal marine. he was surprised to a parade after reuniting with his family. he had spend a year in afghanistan and more than a hundred people welcomed him home. they pride themselves on rock star-style home comings for the troops and well deserved there. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station.
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he wanted to stop. he wanted to stop and he gets in the end zone. well if you couldn't stay up to watch the end of the super bowl you missed another fantastic finish as the new york giants staged another fourth quarter come from behind victory to beat the patriots. we have everything from the commercials to halftime controversy throughout the newscast. good morning. i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang.
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welcome to "news4 today" for this monday, february 6, 2011. today jury selection begins in the trial against the former university of virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his girlfriend. george huguely was arrested in may of 2010 after his girlfriend, yeardley love, was found dead in her apartment. prosecutors argue george huguely shook and slammed love's head into a wall killing her during a confrontation. but the defense says she may have died from a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol. george huguely faces first degree murder and robbery charges. he could face life in prison if convicted. the trial is expected to last two weeks. a former d.c. mayoral candidate will go on trial today accused of driving without a drivers license. solomon brown's attorney says he was treated unfairly. the traffic charges come as federal authorities continue to investigate a hiring scandal
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